Position Title Foreman Production

Closing date: 30 June 2020

Operating entity: Sasol Mining (Various Shafts around Secunda and Dipaliseng area)

Geographical area: Secunda, Mpumalanga

Sasol Mining operates six coal mines that supply feedstock for our Southern African integrated value chain. The coal supplied to Secunda Synfuels Operations (SSO) is mainly used as gasification feedstock and some is used to generate electricity. The coal supplied to Sasolburg Operations (SO) is used to generate electricity and steam. We also export coal from the Twistdraai Export Plant to international power generation customers via the Richards Bay Coal Terminal.


Accountable for first line leadership and management of team members to enable the work of self and team members and building their expertise and skills, and deliver frontline team results such as Safety, Production, Maintenance, Quality, Cost and Motivation.


Business results

Planning, control and management of operations/maintenance activity

Ensure effective execution of operations/maintenance activities

Ensure maximum task quality and efficiency, and overall effective use of equipment

Manage and control costs (where allocated budget responsibility is assigned)

During emergency situations, evaluate the abnormalities and take corrective action as to avoid downtime, equipment damage and/or SHERQ incidents

Ensure own team adhere to operational/maintenance procedures and for people and plant

Ensure maintenance planning is scheduled optimally to maximize production output

Understand and know the legal requirements on a conveyor belt system

Have an understanding on the operation and maintenance of conveyor belt systems

Relationships, teamwork and collaboration

Understands customer requirement and ensures product/service meets customer requirements

Ensure smooth transition of work from own shift to next shift

Effective interaction with supporting activities e.g. P&SM, technical, engineering

Identifies and supports inter-dependencies (synergies) with own and other departments within the value chain

Give input into how to improve overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) for the plant

Continuously applies new ideas/work methods to improve results

Deals with human resistance to change in own area

Provide information/assist with projects with technical/support functions

Avail staff for training and development required due to the change initiative

Ensure implementation of organizational change initiatives within own team



In line with Sasol’s commitment to Employment Equity, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups.In addition to a pre-employment medical examination, some positions may require a physical fitness assessment, as part of the normal pre-employment selection criteria.


Grade 12/N3 with Mathematics, Science, English

Electro-Mechanic Trade Test Certificate

Valid drivers license and own transport


Minimum of 5 years’ experience in relevant field as an Artisan and identified and measured leadership competency.

Relevant underground experience



Self Mastery- Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting

Partnership Leadership

Influential – Persuades and influences stakeholders, builds relationship and partnerships for win-win outcomes

Collaborative – Builds teams and creates synergies through working across boundaries

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